Editorials

Editorials

We don’t need threats to those who build wall

Sen. Ricardo Lara is flailing at President Donald Trump’s wall at the Mexican border with terrible legislation that would force the state to stop doing business with any contractors that help build the wall. It’s a bully tactic that Trump would appreciate.

Editorials

We need better scrutiny of border guards

Sisters in Fresno say they were sexually assaulted by a Customs and Border Protection officer. With the Trump administration vowing to hire thousands more ICE and Border Patrol agents, possibly lowering hiring standards, such stories have suddenly taken on a new level of urgency.

Editorials

Schiff rises, Nunes falters in Russia probe

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has shown himself to be a calm and smart voice at the eye of a political hurricane. Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the committee, has proven to be, first and foremost, an apologist and surrogate for President Donald Trump.

Editorials

Far more to know about ties to Russia

House Republicans may be doing their best, but questioning of intelligence officials shows they’re less interested in the truth about Trump and Russian meddling in the election than in tracking down leaks and shooting the messenger.

Editorials

Outlawing protest is simply un-American

Convinced that “paid, professional” protesters are behind demonstrations against President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers in several states are pushing bills that chip away at the First Amendment. Protesters would be subject to additional crimes for blocking highways and heckling elected officials.

Videos

Sierra Academy of Aeronautics moves forward focusing on quality of education

Sierra Academy of Aeronautics Chief Flight Instructor, Sanjay Akella, speaks about changes being made to the academy that will improve the quality of eduction students will receive during their time at the academy.
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Sierra Academy of Aeronautics moves forward focusing on quality of education

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Man thrown from SUV near Livingston

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The history behind Memorial Day

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Robbery suspect Barajas captured after two-county freeway chase